Colour – Brown, black, blue, green, rainbow, red-black, silver gold sheen
Appearance – Shiny, opaque, glass-like, all sizes, sometimes tumbled.
Rarity – Some colours are readily available, others are rare, and some blue-green colours are manufactured glass
Source – Mexico and worldwideATTRIBUTES
Obsidian is molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallize. Obsidian is a stone without boundaries or limitations. As a result, it works extremely fast and with great power. Its truth-enhancing, reflective qualities are merciless in exposing flaws, weakness and blockages. Nothing can be hidden from Obsidian. Pointing out how to ameliorate all destructive and disempowering conditions, Obsidian compels us to grow and lends solid support while we do so. It needs careful handling and is best used under the guidance of a qualified therapist as it can bring negative emotions and unpleasant truths rushing to the surface. Under skilled guidance, its cathartic qualities are exceedingly valuable. It provides deep soul healing. Obsidian can facilitate in going back to past lives to heal festering emotions or trauma that has carried forward into the present. Obsidian is a strong protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. It provides as a grounding cord* from the base chakra* to the centre of the earth, absorbs negative energies from the environment and strengthens in time of need. It is helpful for highly sensitive people. It blocks psychic attack* and removes negative spiritual influences. Spiritually, Obsidian vitalizes soul purpose. It eliminates energy blockages and relieves tension, integrating the psychological shadow into the whole to bring spiritual integrity. It anchors the spirit into the body. Mentally, Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion and constricting beliefs. Psychologically, Obsidian helps you to know who you truly are, it brings you face to face with your shadow side, and teaches you how to integrate it. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas, bringing a depth and clarity to emotions. It promotes qualities of compassion and strength.HEALING
Obsidians greatest gift is insight into the cause of all dis-ease. It aids the digestion of anything that is hard to accept and promotes physical digestion. It detoxifies, dissolving blockages and tension in the physical and subtle bodies*, including hardened arteries. It reduces the pain of arthritis, joint problems, cramps and injuries. An elixir is beneficial for shock. It alleviates pain and staunches bleeding, benefiting the circulation. This stone warms the extremities. It can be used to shrink an enlarged prostrate.POSITION
Place as appropriate. Use as a ball or mirror for scrying*
Blue Obsidian aids astral travel, facilitates divination, and enhances telepathy. It activates the throat chakra* and supports communication skills. In healing, Blue Obsidian opens the aura* to receive healing energy. It treats speech defects, eye disorders, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and multiple personality disorder. Placed over the spot, it alleviates pain.
Vibrates to the number 5 Astrological Sign of Aquarius
Blue-Green Obsidian opens the heart and throat chakras, facilitates speaking one’s truth and understanding from the heart. It aids Reiki* healing; balances the mind, body, and spirit. Blue-Green Obsidian improves the assimilation of Vitamins A and E, and enhances night vision.
Vibrates to the number 9 Astrological Sign of Scorpio
Electric-Blue Obsidian is an intuitive stone, it facilitates divination, trance states, shamanic journeying, psychic communication, and past life regression. This stone opens the third-eye, and assists inner journeys. As with all Obsidians, it accesses the roots of difficulties, and balances energy fields. The stone enhances radionic* treatment and is effective as a pendulum for dowsing. It makes a patient more receptive. It treats spinal misalignment and impacted vertebrae, circulatory disorders, growths, and spasmodic conditions. As an elixir, it heals the eyes.
Vibrates to the number 7 Astrological Sign of Sagittarius
Green Obsidian opens and purifies the heart and throat chakras. It removes hooks and ties from other people and protects against repetition. In healing, it treats the gallbladder and the heart.
Vibrates to the number 5 Astrological Sign of Gemini
Red Obsidian also stimulates physical energy and provides for a balancing of the male/female energies. It further enhances the stability in ones physical attributes and brings validity to ones being. It provides for an endowment of the richness of change, seeking to attract gentleness and to waken dormant qualities.
Vibrates to the master number 55 Astrological Sign of Leo
"The Crystal Bible" volume 1 - Judy Hall / “Love is in the Earth” – Melody- Pages 441/442/443/445/447Pages 196/197/198/200
Extract from Melody 2004, Love is the Earth, A Kaleidoscope of Crystals, ISBN O-9628190-3-4
- +Gemstones - Faceted
- Harlequin Quartz
- Lapis lazuli
- Orange River Quartz
- Rose Quartz
- Rutilated Quartz
- Smokey Quartz
- Swazi Blood Stone
- Witches Fingers
- Zoisite (with Ruby)
- +Zodiac Gemstones
- +Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19)
- +Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)
- +Gemini (May 21- Jun 20)
- +Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22)
- +Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22)
- +Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)
- +Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22)
- +Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)
- +Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)
- +Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)
- +Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)
- +Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)
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